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Washing the Manuscript (Sôshi arai), from the series Seven Komachi in the Floating World (Ukiyo Nana Komachi)

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MFA impressions: 11.21803 (key block), 21.5591 (full color)

Signed

Kiyonaga ga 清長画

Provenance

March 1915, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Yamanaka & Co.; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1780 (An'ei 9)

Catalogue Raisonné

Hirano 1939, #0305; Ukiyo-e shûka 2 (1985), list #206.4

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25.3 x 18.7 cm (9 15/16 x 7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.5591

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints